The Book of Psalms, commonly referred to simply as Psalms, is the first book of the Ketuvim (“Writings”), the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and thus a book of the Christian Old Testament. The title is derived from the Greek translation “psalmoi,” meaning “instrumental music” and, by extension, “the words accompanying the music.” The book is an anthology of individual psalms, with 150 in the Jewish and Western Christian tradition and more in the Eastern Christian churches. They are commonly linked to David, but modern scholars, believe that many came down through oral tradition.
Quotations from The Book of Psalms…
By prayer I mean not that which is only in the mouth, but that which springs up from the bottom of the heart. In fact, just as trees with deep roots are not shattered or uprooted by storms… in the same way prayers that come from the bottom of the heart, having their roots there, rise to heaven with complete assurance and are not knocked off course by the assault of any thought. That is why the Psalm says, “Out of the deep have I called unto Thee, O Lord.”
He alone knows himself in the best way possible who thinks of himself as being nothing.
Marvel at your Lord not only because He has made heaven and the sun, but also because He has made the ant… Consider how prudent the ant is, and consider how God has implanted in so small a body such an increasing desire for work.
Justice not only saves those who possess it, but also leads many others to desire it, and always transports them from death to eternal immortality.
Give me understanding, and I shall live.